Falling out over the fall out.

What a pickle. A darn sorry mess. Those in ‘power’ bluster, befuddle, resign and call ‘no confidence’ when the citizens of the UK entrusted their confidence in a vote. A vote that is a poll of public opinion and at very best (or very worst) a mandate for further action. I’m surrounded by disbelief, but…

You must not slay dragons (or, The Tricky Second Album)

A little over a week ago I scribbled a letter to the PM (they haven’t got back to me yet, neither have McVities) and lots of you got stuck into the debate. This was unprecedented for my blog, primarily because I mostly write about wool and hooking (and I get that) What made me super…

Why I’m sending Mr Cameron 34p.

Dear Mr Cameron, I’m a little confused. If you follow my blog (and let’s face it, why wouldn’t you on your tea break) you would know that this often happens, usually following the announcement of some education policy or another. Then the confusion gets coupled with a bit of research, some healthy debate and then…

I’ve got an exclamation mark and I’m not afraid to use it!

Well. It seems as if the Department of Education have a little too much time on their hands, and it’s nice to see that they’ve obviously solved the more pressing issues of recruitment and retention, overwork and decline in pupil wellbeing, because they can now tackle the exclamation mark. Apparently these little bad boys of…

I’ve lost the ability to choose a book…

I’m not quite sure when this happened. It’s taken me by surprise. I’ve actually lost the ability to choose a book. And I’m a proud geek, libraries are my natural environment and I get twitchy at the thought of ever purchasing a Kindle. I was by myself (win No. 1) at Stansted Airport (win No.2)…

A Crocodile, a Salmon & 1970’s Cucumber.

If you hang out more regularly on my Facebook page (it’s a daily quickie, who doesn’t need that?) then you’ll see this bit of of loveliness that I fooled around with over Christmas. Yep, I’m in love this year with texture and one of my aims (aside from trying to work out how I have…